Oct 19, 2010

Asheville, NC - Park Rules

At least "unusual noises" isn't ambiguous. Though I'm wondering if all
the spicy Thai food I ate last night puts me at risk of being a rule


DaddyMac said...

You are in luck; the powers of the internet are here for our reference. Although I'm still waiting for the promise of supermodels coming to life from computers as depicted in the 80s classic, "Weird Science".

Anyway, here are the most frequent sources of complaint:

(1) Operation of radios, televisions, or other personal sound reproduction devices in such a manner as to be plainly audible by persons other than those for whose use the device is being operated, including the operation of automobile sound systems in such a manner as to be plainly audible by pedestrians or the occupants of other vehicles.
(2) Playing of any amplified or nonamplified musical instrument;
(3) Keeping of any animal or bird that frequently or for long periods of time makes noises that tend to annoy or disturb others;
(4) Operation of domestic power tools or mechanical devices;
(5) Repair or testing of any motor vehicle, however fueled or powered;
(6) Operation of any motor vehicle with an improper muffler system in violation of G.S. 20-128(a) and (b);
(7) Operation of any motor vehicle so as to cause the tires to squeal or screech unnecessarily;
(8) Operation of model cars, boats, or airplanes, go carts, mini bikes, or all-terrain vehicles or other unlicensed toy or recreational vehicles or devices powered by an internal combustion engine;
(9) Street vending or peddling; or
(10) Sounding of any automobile horn except as a warning or danger signal, or as required by law.
(11) The erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building or other structure within 500 feet of a residential district as established pursuant to the city zoning ordinance, other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except by permit from the building inspector when, in his opinion, such work will not adversely affect other persons. Following the issuance of such a permit, if the building inspector shall determine that the building operations are adversely affecting others, he shall be authorized to modify or revoke the permit. The building inspector may permit emergency work in the preservation of public health or safety at any time. This subsection shall not apply to activities associated with street and highway construction.
(12) The use of any gong or siren upon any vehicle other than police, fire, ambulance or other official emergency vehicle.
(13) The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler, except as a warning of danger.
(14) The operation of machinery in connection with loading or unloading any vehicles or the opening and destruction of bales, boxes, crates, and containers.
(15) The use of any drum, loudspeaker or other instrument or device for the purpose of attracting attention by creation of noise to any performance, show, or sale or display of merchandise.
(16) The firing or discharge of firearms in the streets or elsewhere, except by permit from the police department, or otherwise as permitted by law.

This only applies when it "disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivity", which is again, ambiguous.

James said...

My boiler was definitely sounding warnings of danger.